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TESTAMENT: First In-Studio Video for "Dark Roots Of Earth" Posted!

TESTAMENT: First In-Studio Video  - 2012-07-09

2012-07-09 - Bay Area thrash metal legends, TESTAMENT, have posted their first in-studio video documenting the making of their new album Dark Roots Of Earth at http://youtu.be/8VDEzxQ2uiM. The first installment shows the band talking about the demoing process for the new record.

Check out a stream of the new track, “True American Hate,” via Nuclear Blast’s website: http://bit.ly/tdroelp, along with several Dark Roots Of Earth pre-order options. “True American Hate” is the first track to surface from the band’s highly anticipated 10th studio album, Dark Roots Of Earth – its first release in over four years following 2008’s critically acclaimed, The Formation Of Damnation.

Dark Roots Of Earth is due out on July 31st in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

The CD was produced, mixed and mastered by acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, ACCEPT, EXODUS). Special bonus tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Juan Urteaga (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, TED NUGENT, NIGHT RANGER) at his Trident Studios. Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with ATHEIST, SIGH, ANACRUSIS and GWAR, among others, provided the cover artwork.


Dark Roots Of Earth CD/DVD track listing:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Bonus:
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)
13. Throne Of Thornes (extended version)
+ Bonus DVD

Dark Roots Of Earth vinyl track listing:
Side A:
01. Rise Up
02. Native Blood
03. Dark Roots Of Earth

Side B:
04. True American Hate
05. A Day In The Death
06. Cold Embrace

Side C:
07. Man Kills Mankind
08. Throne Of Thorns
09. Last Stand For Independence

Side D (Bonus):
10. Dragon Attack (QUEEN cover)
11. Animal Magnetism (SCORPIONS cover)
12. Powerslave (IRON MAIDEN cover)

TESTAMENT recently wrapped up filming a music video for “Native Blood” with director, Mike Sloat. The song, whose lyrics are about vocalist Chuck Billy’s Native American heritage, was filmed at the Hopland Indian Reservation in Hopland, Calif. last weekend. Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151823567205332.866192.23598655331&type=1.

TESTAMENT has also revealed several co-headlining tour-dates with fellow American thrash metal greats, ANTHRAX, in support of the summer release. The September run will feature DEATH ANGEL in support, and is slated to kick off on Sept. 14thin Sacramento, Calif. A list of all confirmed dates can be seen below.

TESTAMENT, ANTHRAX, DEATH ANGEL
9/14 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/15 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
9/16 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center (Kennewick)
9/17 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
9/20 – Vancouver, BC – CANADA @ Vogue Theater
9/21 – Calgary, AB – CANADA @ MacEwan Hall
9/22 – Edmonton, AB – CANADA @ Edmonton Event Centre
9/24 – Saskatoon, SK – CANADA @ Odeon Event Center
9/25 – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/29 – Toronto, ON – CANADA @ Danforth Music Hall
9/30 – Quebec City, QC – CANADA @ Capitole du Quebec
10/02 – Montreal, QC – CANADA @ Metropolis
10/03 – Portland, ME @ State Theater
10/05 – Montclair, NJ@ Wellmont Theatre

TESTAMENT is:
Chuck Billy – Vocals
Eric Peterson – Guitar
Alex Skolnick – Guitar
Greg Christian – Bass
Gene Hoglan – Drums

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